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Hawke’s Bay Funders Forum Pokapū Kaituku Pūtea


There are many funding organisations around Hawke’s Bay that support charitable organisations in their efforts to work with and strengthen our communities. Each funding organisation has its own strategies and directions; however, the charitable sector and wider Hawke’s Bay region would benefit from improved connection and coordination among these funders.

To achieve this stronger and more connected sector, the Hawke’s Bay Funders Forum was established in 2007.

Purpose of the Hawke’s Bay Funders Forum

The intentions of the Hawke’s Bay Funders Forum (“the Forum”) are to:

  • Strengthen trust, communication and knowledge-sharing between charitable funders and other parties involved in the sector.
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss developments in the sector at strategic and operational levels.
  • Provide an opportunity to discuss significant community projects in Hawke’s Bay, enabling Forum members (individually or jointly) to collaboratively initiate or contribute to projects where appropriate.
  • To allow Forum participants to identify and discuss key regional issues, trends, and opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of relevant policy and changes to policy of individual fundersThe Funders Forum adds value to the community through communication, coordination, education and upskilling.


If you have any queries about this area of work, please contact the current chair of the Hawke’s Bay Funders Forum.

Kev Carter, Community Grants & Partnership Advisor, Hastings District Council, 06 871 5000.

Current Forum Members

Local Councils

Regional Funding Organisations

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Eastern and Central Community Trust

Hastings District Council

HB Foundation

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Perpetual Guardian Foundation

Napier City Council

Royston Health Trust

Wairoa District Council

Sport Hawke’s Bay

Central Government Agencies

Class 4 Gambling Trusts

Department of Internal Affairs

Endeavour Community Foundation

Lottery Hawke's Bay Community     

Four Winds Foundation

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Firstlight Community Foundation

Ministry of Social Development

Flaxmere Licensing Trust (Trust House)

Te Puni Kōkiri

Grassroots Foundation


Lion Foundation


NZ Community Trust


Pub Charity


Youthtown Gaming Trust


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